Manager, Health Safety and Wellbeing

Seeking a dedicated Manager who embodies VLA's values when leading our work to cultivate a culture of care and safety for our team.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VLA5 - V5AO8C
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1754
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2024
Salary Range: $122,401 - $155,782
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager #1742- PD.docx (Word, 225KB)


Candidate application form- Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager.docx (Word, 227KB)


Contact: Daniella Calkoen
(03) 9269 0555

Position Details

  • Full time, ongoing position (part time considered)
  • Salary based on experience, range: $122,401 - $155,782 (pro rata) plus super
  • Up to $15,900 in salary packaging and hybrid WFH & office model

About the role:
We are looking for an experienced and strategic manager to lead our health, safety, and wellbeing function. This position will help further develop and strengthen our safety and wellbeing culture at VLA. As the leader, you will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of our Health, Safety, and Wellbeing (HSW) framework, strategy, policies, and programs. Your focus will be on promoting and maintaining a high level of occupational health and safety practice, with a particular emphasis on psychological health and safety. Additionally, you will manage a small team of experts who will provide guidance, coaching, and support to our People and Workplace Service team, line managers and staff, as well as manage complex stakeholder relationships.

This role is based at our Melbourne CBD office on Wurundjeri Country

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Experience in creating and executing innovative health, safety, and wellness programs and structures aimed at fostering physically and psychologically healthy workplace environments.
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships and influence internal and external stakeholders (including Boards or Board sub-committees), and successfully resolve conflicts.
  • Strong understanding of strategic planning capabilities and to recognize and oversee potential risks.
  • Experience in offering data-driven strategic advice leading to make informed decisions.

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Focus on work-life balance including flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent salary packaging options including General Expenses up to $15,900, Meals & Entertainment up to $2,650 and Novated Leasing
  • Opportunity to join Myki Commuter Club(and salary package the cost)
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices (including free gym and end-of-trip facilities at our CBD office)


How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Daniella Calkoen, Director, People & Workplace on (03) 9269 0555.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Monday 26 February 2024

Other relevant information:
It is a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.


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